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Mikkel

What fight were you watching ? had him down 3 times ? He did’nt have him down at any point. There was only one time, and that was because Kessler slipped. Look at it in slowmotion and you will see no punched connected at that time. Besides your two english commentators, almost everybody else had Kessler the winner.

Posted November 29, 2012 12:22 pm 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

Best make sure I’m on my guard then. lol.

Posted November 23, 2012 1:56 pm 


Junior

Lol i think i would claw my eyes out Gonz. I wont tell you who i was thinking you were then lol. I give up. But i will be watching you closely from now on my boy ! lol

Posted November 23, 2012 11:21 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

”Ward picking an opponent, after having taken his weapons, away from him.” Exactly MK.

Posted November 23, 2012 11:03 am 


Junior

Gonzo i think i would scratch my eyes out mate. I watched round 1 and 2 of Andre Ward vs Dawson and just couldnt carry on. I mean i can appreciate skill but Wards whole intention seems to be to nullify attacks, and in the most boring way possible.

Posted November 23, 2012 11:03 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

That’s what I’m talking about. Yes, the disguise had me fooled for a few seconds. lol

Posted November 23, 2012 10:48 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

Junior.. Imagine you ordered a copy of Micky Ward vs Reggie Green of a dealer and he accidentally sent you and a copy of Andre Ward vs Allan Green by mistake? The horror, eh? lol. If I was a ginger I would never admit to it? lol. Redhead girls FTW though.

Posted November 23, 2012 10:43 am 


Junior

Gonzo are you Ginger?

Posted November 23, 2012 5:48 am 


MK

Its funny how the promoters in the smw division are playing with each other, Ward is supposed to fight Kelly Pavlik, who once was a fine fighter. Now this is another example of Ward picking an opponent, after having taken his weapons, away from him. Pavlik is done at top level, this is a fact. I will say it again -the feather duster will be respected only when he goes to Europe and fights Kessler or Froch, win or lose. Wards team are destroying his career by being so afraid to fight on equal terms. At this point Ward is quickly becoming irrelevant to everybody. What about letting Hopkins and Ward meet, the holding and headbutting and running away, would be funny, like Ward vs Green.

Posted November 23, 2012 5:19 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

SRED.. I sincerely hope your children get AIDS.

Posted November 23, 2012 4:22 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

Where are the rest of my replies?

Posted November 23, 2012 4:21 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

My lips remain sealed Daly. Like I said, I’ve already revealed way too much info as it is and I’m afraid I can’t reveal anymore. Sorry bro, but that’s just how it’s got to be.

Posted November 23, 2012 4:21 am 


Daly jr

Gonzo, are you still fighting? Retired? a trainer now? I need a hint damn it!!!! lol. This is going to annoy me.

Posted November 23, 2012 4:03 am 


Daly jr

I think thats a poor assessment of Golovkin if im honest. To say hes made for ward isnt true atall. As ive mentioned before, GG is fundamentaly perfect. Doesnt waste much atall, killer power, can hurt with both hands, quick, GREAT balance………… I could go on. I think he could go dethrown everyone from LMW to SMW. Sredmond, you know im not a lover of easterneuros, so i must be impressed by his skill and not where hes from. Its a shame hes looking at moving up, because hes small for a MW, and i would have liked to see him stay, or go down and fight Cotto. I think whoever he fights is in trouble. I would give him a punchers chance against Wladimir too looooool

Posted November 23, 2012 4:01 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

HHLondon.. Actually, Calzaghe would’ve had next to no English fans for most of those fights he fought over in England earlier on in his career because no one knew who he was. He wouldn’t have had any Welsh fans there either for that matter. His opponents for those fights would probably only have had a small number of their fans there too because most if not all of those fights took place on the undercards of more established fighters and 99% of the punters had come to see them. Still doesn’t change the fact that Calzaghe was the away fighter fighting in his opponent’s country though, which is the point I was trying to make when comparing him to Ward who’s never fought in his opponent’s country and always had American refs presiding over his fights, which as I’m no doubt sure you must be aware is a massive advantage to have, especially for an extremely dirty fighter like Ward. When Calzaghe fought Mark Delaney in Essex it was a very intimidating atmosphere and the crowd, the vast majority of which were English, were extremely hostile towards him. He was actually spat at and subjected to anti-Welsh slurs. For all of his world title fights against fellow Brits that took place in England the vast majority of the crowd were English and rooting against him. When he defended his title in the UK against American fighters like Lacy, Brewer, Sheika etc. the refs were also American, and there were neutral refs for quite a few of his other defences against foreign born opponents in the UK too, whereas Johnny Foreigner never has that luxury when he fights over in the US. Do you honestly think it wouldn’t have been more advantageous for Joe to fight Eubank, Reid, Woodhall, and Starie in Wales with Welsh refs than him fighting against them in England with English refs? Reid fouled the crap out of Joe in their fight and even though Roy Francis ended up deducting a point from him, he could so easily have deducted more or even DQ’d him. A Welsh or non English ref probably would have, especially if the fight had taken place somewhere else where the crowd wasn’t overwhelmingly in favour of Reid. Calzaghe fought B-hop in the US (who’d blatantly ducked him in 2002-2003), the ref was clearly in the bag and the only reason the fight was even close was because Cortez literally allowed B-Hop to hold on every single time Joe got near him. He also turned a blind eye to all of B-Hop’s illegal tactics, including countless blatant and very intentional headbutts, some of which were very hard indeed (Cortez saw them all by the way). With a neutral ref Calzaghe, at worst, would’ve won a wide points decision. I really don’t really want to get into the whole Calzaghe resume thing if you don’t mind as I’ve been down that road countless times and no one ever finds any common ground. You’re wrong about him not being scared of flying though. He did have a phobia about it. I remember watching a feature on him before the Reid fight where he had to come down to Newcastle to attend a press conference to publicize the fight and Frank Warren and some of his family members couldn’t convince him for love nor money to jump on a plane and fly down. Instead he insisted on travelling down via train even though it was six hour journey as opposed to the hour it would’ve taken on a plane.

Posted November 23, 2012 3:53 am 


SREDMOND

Golovkin is MADE for Ward, he can punch but he is NOT technically up to snuff and he would be outboxed badly leaving the Mk’s and Gonzo’s of the world to gripe about venues, the alignment of the stars, the music Ward played during his ring walk and the never of him punching a mechanical fighter in the face OVER and OVER while slipping his shots… Don’t let wins over guys in the amateurs fool you, Ward has not lost since he was a babe in the woods and a banger like Golovkin won’t be the recipe for the World Champion we see taking guys apart today…

Posted November 22, 2012 10:32 pm 


TARK

Gonzo says…., “I don’t know what Jermain Taylor’s amateur record was but I know he also had plenty of top class experience fighting at the highest level against elite calibre opposition.” … Didn’t do Jermain any good.. He gets beaten up or knocked out by every top caliber fighter he tries to fight — including those without a lot of amateur fights..

Tim Witherspoon had 7 amateur fights and 15 professional fights when he faced Larry Holmes.. Tim was lazy but he was very talented.. The big thing is, his trainer was great at teaching technical concepts so they could be picked up quickly.. It’s not about the number of fights you have.. It’s “What do you know? And how well can you execute?”

Posted November 22, 2012 4:24 pm 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

Daly jr.. Getting punched in the head repeatedly by Nigel Benn will do that to you know? Make one seem a bit slow that is. Sorry, no can do Daly. That’s classified information. It’s absolutely imperative that my identity remains a secret I’m afraid. I’ve already revealed too much information about myself as it is and I’m pretty sure someone on here must have worked out who I am by now.

Posted November 22, 2012 3:03 pm 


Daly jr

I dint like the way the WBA stripped Geale so quickly as punishment for Sturms actions. BUT, but if none of the other so-called champions will fight him, the other governing bods should strip them too. I would love to see him drill Baloon face into the canvas and stand over his limp body Jack Dempsey style

Posted November 22, 2012 1:29 pm 


Daly jr

lol. Hes a nice guy,comes accross a little slow at first (sorry rod), but you ask him some questions and its like you have opened a boxing encyclopedia. Hes training muay thai aswell. Great bloke. Cumon Gonz, gimme a hint lol.

Posted November 22, 2012 1:26 pm 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

Daly jr.. I’m afraid Rodney and I are a completely different shade. lol. He was a good fighter though. He bashed up Nigel Benn in the ABAs so he did. I saw him on the Bunce show not long ago and he seemed like a really nice guy. Apparently, he disappeared for quite some time, fell on hard times and said he fell out of love with the sport. But he got the opportunity to work with kids down at a gym (the arches) and it reignited his interest again. I hope things work out well for him, especially seeing as he reminds you of the great Gonzo so much. lol. Yes, Golovkin is the truth. Love to see him unify the middleweight division. That said, it’s going to be difficult as everyone and their dog is avoiding him like the plague.

Posted November 22, 2012 1:18 pm 


MK

We are of course all biased, when it comes to boxers, if Froch shares the opinion that Kessler is on the decline, this is great news for danish fans. Interestingly, I think that Kessler has been improving since the Froch fight. I think that Froch vs Kessler 2 in Nottingham is the biggest fight that can be made in the smw division, fair and square. It is unbelieavable that Froch apparently now is the man in the smw division, based on meeting two relatively weak fighters, Carl lost to Ward and Kessler before his superman status. We have seen this before right. People where down on Carl, after his two loses, he could not do anything right.

Posted November 22, 2012 6:57 am 


Daly jr

Gonzo, not you then lol??? I was in the arches gym for sparring a couple months back and ended up in a very deep conversation with Rod, regarding amatuer boxing in the UK and USA and in eastern europe. He shared alot of your views, as do i. The pair of us were also raveing about Golovkin and trying to convince the rest of the gym he is the next big thing. A subject which you and me have covered on this site in the past. Rod also talks like you write lol.

Posted November 22, 2012 6:09 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

HHLONDON.. I’ll try and answer your post later on if possible.

Posted November 22, 2012 3:40 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

Thanks MK. FTR, Kessler beat Froch fair and square.

Posted November 22, 2012 3:38 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

Tark.. All this talk of Ward and Dirrell being these poor little inexperienced, green contenders before the Super Six is way overblown. Both of them had great amateur pedigrees and a wealth of experience fighting against the best amateur fighters in the world. Ward had 120 fights and had plenty of experience mixing it up at the elite level, culminating in him bagging an Olympic gold medal, and Dirrell had almost 250, and even more experience than Ward fighting at the elite level. He also bagged an Olympic medal too, a bronze. Conversely, Kessler only had 47 fights and never mixed in the same kind of class Ward and Dirrell did. Arthur Abraham had 90 fights but like Kessler he never fought at the highest level either. In fact, Froch is the only Euro in the Super Six who fought at the elite level in the amateurs, winning himself a bronze medal at the World Championships and finishing with an overall record of 88-8. I don’t know what Jermain Taylor’s amateur record was but I know he also had plenty of top class experience fighting at the highest level against elite calibre opposition too and that he also like Dirrell and Froch won an Olympic bronzel. I should imagine it’s well into the hundreds though. Fighters learn much more fighting at the elite level against the world’s best amateurs than they do disposing of the usual motley crue of Ugandan street vendors, Latvian cab drivers, and part time pastry chefs from the Maldives than pro boxers do feasting those kind of stiffs they face during their first twenty or so fights in the paid ranks.

Posted November 22, 2012 3:36 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

Daly jr. Rod Douglas. lol. How the hell did you work that out? I thought I’d done a pretty good job of disguising my true identity. lol

Posted November 22, 2012 3:32 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

tachyon.. A couple of things: Firstly, are you a bit mong or are you full retard? Secondly, I didn’t actually realize I was talking crap about the USA? As far as I’m aware Oakland is a relatively small place and its population is considerably less than 312 million. However,seeing as you’re in full-on anti-Euro mode, I could go into an Anti-American rant if you want me to? The gross hypocrisy, ignorance and double standards of many American boxing fans I’ve been witnessing of late is utterly sickening, particularly from the Ward stans, You guys have spent years slatting foreign fighters for staying at home and not coming over to the US, but when the shoe’s on the other foot it’s a COMPLETELY different story. And what makes it even worse is the fact that most of your best fighters not only never dare step foot outside the protective sanctuary of the US, but they’re also juiced out of their eyeballs on illegal PEDs. lol. The sheer arrogance you display in expecting foreign fighters to travel over to the US (where bad decisions and robberies occur on an industrial scale) to get stitched up your corrupt officials and bashed around by your drug cheats is astounding. Of course it perfectly fine for your boys to fight exclusively at home for their ENTIRE careers where EVERYTHING is stacked heavily in the favour all the time and the odds of them losing are greatly reduced. lol. And you wonder why a lot of us foreign fans take take issue with that? lol. It’s one rule for American fighters and one rule for everyone else. A bit like how your politicians love throwing their weight around on the international stage and flexing their military muscles and bombing the crap out of innocent civilians in other parts of the world but the minute some terrorist loon detonates a hand grenade in a garbage can on US soil you guys want to get the nukes out and wipe whole regions of the world of the map, eh? lol. OK, for you guys to kill thousands of innocent civilians in some part of the world you couldn’t locate on a map, but woe betide if some Americans die at the hands of the enemy on American soil. lol. Was that Anti-American enough for you. And FTR, I don’t actually consider myself Anti-American at all. Truth be told I genuinely actually really like a lot of Americans and by the same token I really cant stand many of my fellow Brits. In fact there are an awful lot of people on this planet I feel no kinship with at all. By the way, I’d much rather drink Russian Vodka than some of the poison you guys export around the world. lol.

Posted November 22, 2012 3:27 am 


Deezy

Miles……. how do you become overrated by beating everyone in the division bar 2? And one was in the other guys country, and close….. Watch much boxing?

Posted November 22, 2012 2:29 am 


HHLondon

Gonzo, Calzaghe had more “English” fans than he did “Welsh” and he would have earned nothing fighting at “home”.

Calzaghe first was a “Warren” fighter and like all “Warren” fighters was protected and his resume was padded to the hilt.

I don’t blame Joe for taking easy fights, but we must stop making excuses for his resume.

He fought in England because he couldn’t earn in Wales and his fear of “flying” we know is nonsense.

Joe plain ducked some top fighters and instead of focusing on the “0″, we should look at the rest of the cast.

Mayweather get stick for his “0″ while Joe get’s the PR treatment for fighting a litany of nobody be-level opposition.

Posted November 21, 2012 10:17 pm 


Berko

MK, i think your last comment , and your moniker, render you a little too biast to be puting your opinion across as facts. Now, my favourite boxers right now are Mayweather, Ricky Burns, Golovkin. 3 very different fighters i know. in my opinion Froch wins the rematch because he has changed the way he fights because of the Ward loss. Hes starting faster, hitting harder, taking less shots. I dont know why you think Kessler is better in every department. Hes a bit quicker maybe. I wouldnt say he hits harder, he has a different type of power to froch. Kessler imo is on the downslide now. He just didnt look the same to me against Boudla or Green. It will still be a close fight, but i think Froch comes out ontop this time

Posted November 21, 2012 3:52 pm 


MK

Kessler is my favourite, Froch my second favorite and I quite like Bute, mostly due to his behavior after the Nottingham fight. Don’t you go believing that I don’t like Carl, he is my type of old time professional price fighter. I just think that he is the same Froch, as he was before the super 6, an animal at home, and quite another away from home.

Posted November 21, 2012 3:22 pm 


MK

Look will you try and relax people, Froch vs Kessler 2 is coming in 2013, due to injury, warm ups, fighting for belts, it could not come earlier. May I ask Froch fans 2 questions: 1) Do you believe that Froch can outpoint Kessler over 12 rounds? 2) Do you believe that Kessler is only at the same level as Bute and whats his name, not better not worse? So you have a scenario where it comes down to boxing skills, Froch is a good boxer, but is it enough against the viking warrior. By the way: Great post there Gonzo the Dragonborn, my thoughts exactly.

Posted November 21, 2012 3:15 pm 


Anonymous

the first fight was really close, could have gone to Froch with no complaints…..haven’t seen Kessler anymore but Froch seems to have improved his game a bit.

Posted November 21, 2012 2:44 pm 


Daly jr

i was thinking Rod Douglas

Posted November 21, 2012 12:30 pm 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

Thanks for the kind words guys, I’m busy now but will be back later or tomorrow to reply to your posts. Daly jr. Yes, I am from Londinium town actually. Whom is the person that you speak of that reminds you of me? Is he also a former world class amateur and pro too? And no, I’m not Richie Woodhall if that’s what you’re thinking, although I have acquitted myself rather well on the numerous occasions I’ve sparred against him. Nice chap is Richie.

Posted November 21, 2012 11:26 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

Calzaghe fought fourteen times in England against Englishmen, ie. he was the away fighter fighting in THEIR country. Yes, I know it’s a difficult concept for some of you chaps to grasp but England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are all separate countries. And four of those fourteen were world title fights: Chris Eubank in Sheffield with an English referee, Robin Reid in Newcastle with an English referee, David Starie in Lancashire with an English referee, and Richie Woodhall in Sheffield again with a English referee. He also fought in an extremely hostile atmosphere for the vacant British title in Essex against a fighter named Mark Delaney with an English ref too. Out of all the defences he made against American fighters that took place within the UK, the referee was also American for the Omar Sheika fight, Charles Brewer, and the Jeff Lacy one as well. In addition to that, the referee was also American for the Eubank fight, Juan Carlos Gimenez, Rick Thornberry, Mario Veit, and MIkkel Kessler fights, which means there was a neutral referee in place for all those fights. And let’s not forget that the referees were both American for Calzaghe’s two away fights over in the US against Americans Hopkins and Jones. Any idea how many times there’s been a neutral or non-American ref presiding over any of that filthy cheat Andre Ward’s fights when he fights at home against a foreigner? I’ll make things easy for you. He’s had American refs for every single one of his professional fights, even for his two solitary trips outside the US, one of which against a fellow American fighter and the other against an American based fighter. That’s home country referees for the Miranda fight, Kessler, Abraham, and the Froch one too. lol. Much easier to manufacture a new star when they always have home country referees to turn a convenient blind eye to their filthy cheating tactics and do their not so subtle best to help facilitate their path to victory, eh? lol. Ward’s style is HEAVILY reliant on the use of illegal tactics and fouling, particularly the EXCESSIVE amount of holding he’s allowed to get away with, which has a huge effect on the path the fight takes it and drastically reduces the danger time during those danger-fraught 36 minutes that his opponents are able to land punches on him. It’s not exactly rocket science. What do you think would happen if he wasn’t allowed to get away with all the holding, butting etc. lol He’s going to get hit a hell of a lot more, which in turn will greatly not only drastically increase his chance of losing, but it will also drastically increase the chances of him getting caught with a big shot and getting that dodgy beard he’s hiding behind that wall of cowardly illegal tactics shattered into 1000 pieces. Having a home country presiding over your fights every time you step into a ring to fight is an absolutely HUGE advantage to have, especially if you’re as dirty as hell like Ward..The same goes for his ”idol and mentor” B-Hop, see if you can guess how many times B-Hop had American refs presiding over his fights out of the 62 times he stepped into the squared circle? The answer is 60. He had American refs for every single one of his fights, even when he was the away fighter against Mercado in Equador, and Hakkar in France. In fact, he’s had American refs for every single right up until the Pascal fights, and even then the ref was neutral (a Brit) for the second fight against Pascal. The only time B-hop has ever fought against a fighter who had a home country ref was first fight against Pascal. lol. It’s common knowledge that he is and has been the dirtiest fighter in the sport for a long, long time and that he fouls continuously from first bell to last and uses his head as a third glove, but how many times has he even had a point deducted for his flagrant and ever so intentional use of illegal tactics let alone been disqualified for it? The same goes for SOG too. Fact is they’re both allowed to fight to their own set of rules and their ever so conveniently blind countrymen refs let them get away with blue murder even though everyone and their sister’s uncle’s dog knows full well how dirty they are and can see exactly what they’re doing. lol

Posted November 21, 2012 11:18 am 


Anonymous

Froch nearly retired Kessler after that “loss”, chew on that ladies.

Posted November 21, 2012 6:50 am 


The Judge

FACT – The first fight was won by Kessler by 2 clear rounds.

Posted November 21, 2012 6:25 am 


TARK

The first fight was a clear victory for Froch… Both commentators had Froch winning, Al Bernstein and Steve Farhood I think.. If the fight were anywhere but Denmark Froch wins, because he had Kessler going 3 times, landed the better punches and was never in trouble himself … At times the referee moved in and yelled “break” for non-existant clinches — when Forch had an arm free and could still punch… I hate that.

Kessler would have been KO’d in Nottingham. Or on the night, if not for a biased referee.

Posted November 21, 2012 1:48 am 


The Kingslayer

The first fight was really close, I had Kessler winning by two rounds.

Posted November 20, 2012 10:09 pm 


The Kingslayer

The rematch should have happened by now, I don’t why both sides are delaying the inevitable.

Posted November 20, 2012 10:08 pm 


Froch

Froch is heavy handed in both fists, watch the Bute and Mack fights again. But Froch v Kessler in Nottingham will be huge. 40000 at the City Ground and I’m sure 5000 or so of our viking friends will come over and sample the delights that the famous, old city of Nottingham as to offer.

Posted November 20, 2012 8:31 pm 


Frochy

It’s the world title fights that count, you know the ones where everything is on the line. Not the upcoming early fights of a boxers career. Now compare Hatton and Froch to Ward, Hopkins, Mayweather………………………………………..

David Haye rakes in plenty of ££££££ and Carl Froch v Ward/Kessler at the City Ground Nottingham(40,000) and ppv would be worth millions to the fighters.

Posted November 20, 2012 8:26 pm 


TARK

Ward hasn’t had a PPV yet… And fighting Kelly Pavlik? That’s no PPV. Pavlik is listed so far down in the rankings that nobody expects him to win.. I guess as a favor to the promotion they’ll jack Pavlik’s ranking up … That’ s usually how they do it..

After Grennady Golovkin knocks out Oos, Ward will have a REAL fight on his hands. 3G is coming for you Andre.

Posted November 20, 2012 7:51 pm 


Anonymous

it is also why pacquaio and de la hoya overwhelmingly made their boxing home grounds the las vegas strip. none of these guys is from las vegas, but if you consistently headline ppv cards in the nevada desert, then you know you’re the man and rolling in tens of millions of dollars. it’s oceanic thinking versus big-fish-in-little-pond thinking.

Posted November 20, 2012 6:25 pm 


Anonymous

ward’s ultimate venue goal is to make all of his fights big ppv ones in either las vegas or atlantic city. same goes for broner. they are much more interested in the bigger (or, floyd mayweather) theory of boxing locale. anything that doesn’t lead to consistent ppv platforms at the mgm grand is nothing but a nuisance to them. and, believe me, fighting in nottingham, england (!!! – really???) is seen as taking a major step backwards from boxing’s mecca locations. moreover: nobody in europe could pay these guys what they currently get from either hbo or showtime.

Posted November 20, 2012 6:18 pm 


MK

These people, who expect Kessler to act as weak as Bute and whats his name, against Froch, in Nottingham, when the viking warrior has taken the zero away from Ward, are buying into the Froch hype, right now. I believe that Kessler is better than ever right now, I hope to see it against the tough Magee. Th viking has one punch Ko power in both hands, has excellent heavy combinations, is physically superior, couldn’t care less about Nottingham. Kessler can not be taken out, what, are you saying that Froch with one hand down, can outpoint the man over 12 rounds. No way. I hope Froch comes out brawling, without defence, against Kessler, who is the heavy handed counter puncher, but I think most people know that Froch can’t use the same strategy, as he did against his last two journeymen.

Posted November 20, 2012 6:14 pm 


PRINCE BOW

SVEN OTTKE IS OR WAS NEVER A REAL CHAMP, he only fought at home and with HAND PICKED OPPONENTS,and favoured JUDGES,Huck is also thesame .
kessler vs. froch we be Bang. it does not matter where, they fight.
Ward is a talented,skillful boxer who can detate who how the fight goes.

Posted November 20, 2012 6:08 pm 


TARK

If you keep winning and have the option to do it, why not fight at home???

For one thing, if Ward fought Froch in Nottingham they would fill a football (soccer) stadium—it would have more of an international flavor—and Froch has already fought Ward in America… So if Ward is going to mark time fighting Pavlik, Dirrell, and Rodriguez, (good luck with Rodriguez) Froch can fight Kessler, the Bute rematch, and Adonis Stevenson…

Clear the decks for Ward-Froch II by fighting everyone under the sun… It should take longer to sign than the whole Super Six Tournament took to carry out.

Posted November 20, 2012 5:58 pm 


Raging Hayelord

Kessler should travel to England for the Froch bout. The first fight was in Denmark despite Froch being the belt holder. Now Froch is the one with the title again so it’s only fair that Kessler fight in England this time.

Posted November 20, 2012 5:44 pm 


Daly jr

A few guys here are missing the point. Froch has had this and that many fights at home blah blah blah. His world title fights have mainly been on the road. Everyone in the super 6 travelled but Ward. Ward would have won wherever it was anyway lol. But the point is All those guys fought on the road at the top level

Posted November 20, 2012 5:11 pm 


Popkins

@Anonymous…true. And to be fair to Ward he has done it when it counts. Just scraping past any old chumps doesn’t cut it – just look at Sven Ottke. Ward has beaten Kessler, Abraham, Froch and Dawson. It’s frustrating he never leaves America, but so far he fought and beaten the best out there, and that’s what matters most. He is pretty lucky he’s been able to get those matches in the US though…just look at the lengths the likes of Froch have had to go to fight the best – and fighting away clearly makes things more difficult.

Posted November 20, 2012 4:48 pm 


SpaceTackle

Sugar Ray Leonard did fight in Canada, and got his butt handed to him. Marciano fought prior to the advent of a global boxing economy.

Posted November 20, 2012 4:43 pm 


Anonymous

two other fighters to never leave home: sugar ray leonard and rocky marciano. both of whom are always in the debate for best welterweight and heavyweight fighter of all-time. winning on the road in boxing does nothing for a fighter’s legacy. what matters more is winning INSIDE THE RING when it counts.

Posted November 20, 2012 3:27 pm 


tachyon

Ward don’t go across the pond we saw what happened in Chisora vs Helenius and Chisora is from the EU. Froch beats Kesslerin a rematch no matter where they fight. Froch has fought the stiffer competition and improved even with the losses. As for Froch vs Ward same result Ward wins. Kessler vs Ward same result
with worse beating. I would not mind seeing Kessler vs Bute. Did Kessler tangle with AA? I don’t remember if they faced off. If not I would like to see that fight. Also bring on Martinez lets see him step up with Froch, Kessler, AA and company.

Posted November 20, 2012 3:06 pm 


KOrnerman

a real man’s fight, none of that slippery a*s Ward stuff.

Posted November 20, 2012 3:03 pm 


Puglife

If Froch does rematch Kessler and win (certainly possible), it would be nice to see him get a rematch against Ward.

Posted November 20, 2012 2:48 pm 


Popkins

Kessler is the f%$king man!…handed Froch his first loss. Whupped Mundine in Australia. Fought Calzaghe in Wales and got sliced and butted by Ward in America. And now he’s willing to face Froch again too, and maybe in England this time!…he may be a little past it these days, but hope Mikkel KO’s the Cobra this time!

Posted November 20, 2012 2:44 pm 


Frankbrunosjab

Bottom line folks – until ward fights another elite level fighter outside of America he IS NOT the no.1 fighter in ANY real fans eyes

Posted November 20, 2012 2:33 pm 


Anonymous

out of calzaghe’s 46 professional fights, he left the UK for… guess how many? 4 OF THEM! and he’s in the conversation for one of the greatest SM’s of all-time? wow.

Posted November 20, 2012 2:08 pm 


hmmmmmmm

Show some respect tachyon, the USA is just a bunch of unwanted Europeans.

Posted November 20, 2012 1:18 pm 


huckster

Kessler-Froch 2013!

Posted November 20, 2012 12:56 pm 


Frochy

The good ole USA ain’t the big fish no more matey. Although over there you probably think it is but in reality China has it’s hand well and truely stuffed up your ass with all the aces up it’s sleeve.

Posted November 20, 2012 12:49 pm 


Daly jr

tachyon, he didnt slate the USA, he slated oakland. Did i miss something? is there a war going on?

Posted November 20, 2012 12:44 pm 


Frochy

Spot on. Fantastic write up.

Posted November 20, 2012 12:42 pm 


Frochy

What point does Froch have in going to Canada to fight Bute in a rematch? None. But he’ll go and do it anyway because thats what ”world” champions do. Ward is the champion of ”America” and should never be considered ”world” champion untill he takes a risky fight that involves him using his passport.

Posted November 20, 2012 12:39 pm 


tachyon

Gonzo the Dragonborn what the hell are you talking crap about the USA for? We leave NATO and your ass would be Russian over night. USA is the only thing between you and working as a car washer for some Rich Russian. Hell our president should say F the EU and let the Russians kick your ass.

Posted November 20, 2012 12:39 pm 


Tachyon

Ward has sense fight in Vegas. We have seen to much home cooking in Europe and looks like the euro is not all its hyped up to be. Your fellow eu fighters battle in stadiums packed with 50000 fans but at the end of the day they take home 5 million. PBF, Pack, etc fight in front of 3000 fans take home 20 million. Keep your stadium bunch of drunks paying peanuts to good boxers.

Posted November 20, 2012 12:33 pm 


Herby

I Still think It was a disgrace that Ward was the only boxer in the Super 6 not to fight away from home. How was this allowed.

Posted November 20, 2012 12:27 pm 


Boxinlova

Ward is the best…not much between Froch and Kessler. CF and MK deserve their worldwide props for their willingness to scrap against anybody in any place. Ward would win himself a whole bundle of global respect by getting on a plane from time to time.
He and his fans will argue he doesnt have to cos the money is at home but he would still get paid well to fight either of the 2nd n 3rd best away from home so for me, il still give him the number 1 spot on wins and talent but comes a distant 3rd in a biggest balls contest and that for me, is most of the reason i love this sport.

Posted November 20, 2012 12:27 pm 


Anonymous

Gonzo is right. CoWard will never leave his backyard and that is why he has a relatively obscure status outside usa. He is the american Sven Ottke.

Posted November 20, 2012 12:07 pm 


Daly jr

Gonzo, love the post lol. You remind me of someone but i just cant put my finger on it lol. You from London?

Posted November 20, 2012 12:05 pm 


Demon

@ Gonzo. Enjoyed your comments there. Very good.

Posted November 20, 2012 11:47 am 


Demon

Kessler one the first fight fair and square. I would prefer if both Kessler and Froch fought Ward first ideally in their patch this time as both gave away the home advantage last time. If Ward won’t travel than forget him and let him fight in front of the measly 3000 fans who want to watch him fight in his back garden. I would prefer Kessler and Froch to wait till it is possibly their last fight because after the war they will inflict on each other neither man will have much left in the tank. 2 proud warriors and I love watching both of them fight

Posted November 20, 2012 11:41 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

I am a Kessler fan, but the first fight was close and Frock has some momentum going now…

Posted November 20, 2012 11:15 am 


TARK

Kessler is not willing to fight anyone anywhere… Look at the schlumps he’s been fighting when he had offers to fight better fighters like Golovkin and Rodriguez… If he fights Froch in Nottingham he’ll get badly beaten up and stopped … The Ward fight displayed his lack of skills when Ward had only 19 fights.

Posted November 20, 2012 11:03 am 


skinnysteve

soggy was gassing in the 12th vs froch if it was a 15 rd fight soggy would have got KO’ed he better pray to his plastic jesus they don’t bring back the 15 rd title fight

Posted November 20, 2012 11:02 am 


Oscar

Froch was unbeaten in his first 26 fights too. I think people forget Wards only had 26 fights. Quality fights none-the-less. I do not think he is unstopable. Golovkin, although small, could be the man to beat Ward. Kessler vs Froch 2 will be a HUGE fight. Hope we get to see it.

Posted November 20, 2012 10:57 am 


Go Froch

Kessler is always ready to fight anyone anywhere – all fighters should be like him. Kessler won the fight against Froch and it was not a robbery or wrong decision. Froch was way too inactive to capture rounds enough.

Posted November 20, 2012 10:54 am 


bad left hook

@demon ur comment makes no sense what point does ward has to proof by going to england or denmark he already beaten froch and kessler no excuse

Posted November 20, 2012 10:46 am 


Juggernaut

Nicely put by Kessler

Posted November 20, 2012 9:17 am 


curtley

This is a proper fight that will be as good and as close as the first one I think if it is in the UK Froch will just edge it, then what about a rubber on neutral grounds, they both deserve Vegas but are more known to true boxing fans than the celebrity fans that come out in Nevada.

Posted November 20, 2012 8:57 am 


Teddy E

Froch was not robbed in the first match! He was just to slow in the first 3 rounds!
Kessler will beat him again though…

Posted November 20, 2012 8:07 am 


Demon

Ward refusing to travel to Denmark or England. The guy is a creep. Boring ass feather fists head butterr

Posted November 20, 2012 7:58 am 



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